Welcome to The Wilson House!


The Wilson House offers the perfect escape! This very comfortably furnished farmhouse offers 80 acres with mountain hiking trails! Whether enjoying breakfast on the deck, dinner by the backyard campfire, or hiking the trail behind the house, you’ll feel carried back in time by the beauty of surrounding trees, grass, flowers, and wildlife.

Many of the original features have been preserved in this charming, renovated home. Several antique furniture items are incorporated in the decor; farm buildings and a few equipment pieces are nearby. 

Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room, linens, satellite TV, Wi-Fi, W/D, porch swing, campfire pit. A deck overlooks spectacular valley and mountain views. Area activities include star gazing, trout fishing, hiking, horseback riding, caving, cycling. Tour historical homes, antiques/crafts shops and Civil War battlefields. Natural hot springs, boating, rafting, kayaking are in easy driving distance.

Stargazing by the campfire always is a favorite of The Wilson House guests!

Local Appeal

People who live in this lovely place do so because they enjoy natural, preserved beauty and peacefulness. A stroll through the tiny town of Monterey can be quite relaxing. Enjoy lunch at the Curly Maple, taste local ciders at Big Fish Cider, grab some home-cooked food at the High’s diner, or grill your own trout fillet from Allegheny Mt Trout. More rigorous activities such as caving, horseback riding, hiking & biking are available.

Amenities

√ Observation deck
√ Washer/Dryer
√ Full kitchen w/stove, refrigerator
√ Coffee maker, blender, toaster, pots/pans, dishes, spices
√ Separate dining room
√ Living room
√ AC upstairs (seldom needed)

√ Satellite TV
√ Wifi
√ Bed linens, extra pillows, hangers, towels
√ Iron, hairdryer
√ Games, toys, books, videos
√ Charcoal grills
√ Campfire pit, chairs, picnic table

Imagine yourself here…

in your home-sweet-home away from home!

See the Area & Activities

THE WILSON HOUSE

311 DOREEN RALSTON LANE, MONTEREY, VIRGINIA 24465


As our guest

you have the entire house + 80 acres all to yourself!


 

PLAN YOUR VACATION NOW!

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The Wilson House is somewhere our family has gone for years! It’s amazingly stunning views and relaxing nature of the area really allows you to unplug! The house is always sparkling clean, the amenities around the house always functional, we love learning different things each time we come up! The locals are fantastic, it’s so relaxing and laid back! You won’t be disappointed, we’ve been with just a group of adults or most recently with our twin 5 year old kiddos!

Patricia

The setting is lovely, the house is a gem, and we enjoyed our stay immensely! Monterey is a charming town and the countryside is serene. Thank you for a real change of pace!

Carol

The Wilson House was an absolutely terrific place. A historic home with, that was absolutely spotless with tons of extra touches that made it our most relaxing getaway this year. I just can’t stress how immaculate the place was. It was so quiet and relaxing and Mary has thought about every little thing you might need to make your stay wonderful. We will be back!!

Eli

Beyond beautiful piece of property. It was the most relaxing vacation I’ve had thus far. Everything you ever would need (little extra things around the house, tips, maps, etc.) is thought of and provided. Couldn’t have asked for a more peaceful and pleasant experience.

Tina

The Wilson House is beautifully situated and was very comfortable for a group of five friends staying for a long weekend! Looking forward to next time…

Jenny

I was smitten with your house.  Not only was it charmingly furnished and spotlessly cleaned, but you have supplied it with everything possibly needed for a comfortable stay.  Very nice. A truly lovely visit!

Guest (from Richmond, VA)

It is so much fun to explore, looking through crevices and seeing the old farm things just as someone left them a long time ago when farming with work horses.  It is a snapshot in time

Guest (from Fairfax, VA)

We’ve gotten hooked on The Wilson House and the Blue Grass Valley.  The beauty of the natural, unspoiled setting is what brings us back.  It feels like we’re taking a step back in time.

Guest (from Charleston, SC)

Our third visit this year – a Thanksgiving getaway.  We had great fun making a snowman, then coming into the warm house for hot chocolate.  As always, we can’t wait until the next visit.

Guest (from Charleston, SC)

The house is beautiful.  I can see why it is so popular with the artist crowd.  One night we had fajitas on the grill, s’mores by the campfire, and extended stargazing. 

Guest (from Chesapeake, VA)

We had a wonderful time at The Wilson House once again.  The wind that comes through the kitchen window is like spring itself.  We ate all our breakfasts on the deck and sat out there to watch sunsets.  We made tea from wild mint in the upper meadow, and sweet blackberries were used in pancakes.  We cycled on Route 600, canoed on Lake Moomaw, listened to chamber music at Garth Newel, and hiked in the Boreal Forest.   Most of the time we read, talked, and cooked feasts in the well-appointed kitchen. The Wilson House is a balm for whatever ails.  Thanks for sharing paradise!

Guest (from Charlottesville, VA)

The scenery is just breathtaking!  The house is great, very accommodating.  Would love to be here year round. Here is about as close to Heaven as you can get!

Guest (from Cynthiana, KY)

All those memories here are so dear.  Memories are God’s gift to man.

Guest (from Marietta, OH)

Two bald eagles were spotted, and a racoon looking for handouts.  We’ll be back!

Guest (from Aspers, PA)

The Allegheny Mountain region is so vast, timeless, and beautiful.  We have driven all over the area, gone for a ride on the Cass Scenic Railroad, visited the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, strolled through Monterey, and seen the McDowell Civil War battlefield.  But the highlight was a hike on The Wilson House property to the upper field – breathtaking! Thanks for a peaceful yet exhilarating time!

Guest (from Greenville, SC)

We awoke to the song of a steer at the fence, then enjoyed our morning coffee in front of the prettiest view we’ve seen in a long time. 

Guest (from Mullica Hill, NJ)

Your house is wonderful!   We had a great time and hope to be back next year.

Guest (from Miama, FL)

This is our 4th year coming here.  We had fun last night with the campfire.  Everyone loves to come here, even my brother.

Guest (from Richmond, VA)

We had a great, relaxing time at The Wilson House – saw many beautiful views and animals.

Guest (from Annapolis, MD)

Your house was clean and spotless, as usual!  It was a relaxing experience just to sit on the front porch and swing!  My daughter and I finally made the hike all the way to the top of the mountain behind your house, and we were proud of our accomplishment!

Guest (from Salem, VA)

We were down for the Maple Festival.  We loved the house and really enjoyed our stay.  Kudos for keeping the house so nice and clean.

Guest (from Stonesboro, PA)

The scenery was worth the drive two times as long!

Guest (from Broken Arrow, OK)

We really enjoyed this!  You surely did a great job preserving a place of history and things before change. 

Guest (from Scottsdale, VA)

We (family group) had a great time together. Several walks to the upper meadows.  I watched the half dozen chipmunks and three rabbits skillfully play tag with two of our grandchildren.  The neighboring cattle all lined up for a photo as we were grilling hamburgers. No bears were sighted this year.

Guest (from Charlottesville, VA)

A treat for the senses, a feast for the eyes, and the most comfortable of accommodations!

Guest (from Parkersburg, WV)

We had a wonderful time.  Birding was excellent, and we totaled over 100 birds for the weekend.  The house was great.

Guest (from Ashland, V)

We loved the house, and the riding (bike) we did was spectacular.  We woke up early to go out and hear the turkeys gobble.

Guest (from Durham, NC)

Such beauty for our 40th (anniversary)!  We had an absolutely glorious time.  You may live in Las Vegas, but you’re still a hell of a hostess!

Guest (from Baltimore, MD)

The view was just breathtaking from the farm. We have never seen such a beautiful valley!  The beds were very comfortable. We cooked all our meals there, so we really appreciated the wide assortment of pots and pans. The swing and glider on the front porch were very popular.  So was the deck! My husband is history major and an antique lover, so he was enthralled by the place. (Wife)

I was filled with emotions during the visit.  Seeing the horse drawn equipment and grinding wheel reminded me of my grandfather. I have never seen as many original standing split rail fences as are on your place and in the Blue Grass Valley.  We saw a fox near the house and plenty of deer. I loved the view from the north side of the house. I would sit in the rocking chair and look out the window. Thank you for a wonderful time. (Husband)

Guest (from Salem, VA)

A wonderful place to write, walk, sit and relax.  Thanks for everything.

Guest (from Tallahassee, FL)

I didn’t know this house was in the Bluegrass Valley!  It is obvious why people return. We had a wonderful time.  Great house, very comfortable.

Guest (from Richmond, VA)

Peaceful, scenic paradise!  A powerful windstorm our last night, but the house endured with grace.

Guest (from Henderson, NC)

As a preservationist, it warmed my heart to see that someone cares enough to save a house that might not seem worth preserving, due to its simplicity and early intended function.  I closely examined the house, marveling in its plainness of design, layout, and materials. Thank you for preserving it.

Guest (from Springfield, VA)